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‘Enough’: 1 killed in shooting in Seattle’s protest zone

June 29, 2020, 12:50pm Latest News

SEATTLE — A 16-year-old boy was killed and and a younger teenager was wounded early Monday in Seattle’s “occupied” protest zone — the second deadly shooting in the area that local officials have vowed to change after business complaints and criticism from President Donald Trump. Read story

Police recruits determined to be different, but it may take more than training

June 29, 2020, 10:30am Latest News

The Future of Policing: As protesters across the country demand sweeping changes to law enforcement, The Seattle Times is examining what that future could look like and the hurdles ahead. Today, police and law enforcement experts discuss whether changes in recruitment and training are necessary to change the way officers interact with citizens. Read story

Idaho domestic terrorist released early from federal prison

June 29, 2020, 8:28am Northwest

SPOKANE — An Idaho man imprisoned for more than two decades for bombing a Planned Parenthood clinic and robbing a bank in Spokane Valley in 1996 walked free from federal custody this week. Read story

Spokane Police arrest man who set off explosive device in Bemiss neighborhood

June 29, 2020, 8:28am Northwest

SPOKANE — Authorities quickly arrested a teenager thanks to the help of witnesses after an explosion in a residential neighborhood near Rogers High School on Sunday afternoon. Read story

Climber missing at Mount Rainier park near 2014 tragedy site

June 29, 2020, 8:23am Northwest

A climber missing since Friday while travelling through treacherous terrain at Mount Rainier National Park marks the third person to go missing at the Washington park in a little more than a week. Read story

Oregon man briefly jailed after refusing to wear face mask in court, walking out on court date

June 29, 2020, 8:20am Northwest

SWEET HOME, Ore. — An Oregon man who was scheduled to appear in court for a harassment charge and a traffic violation was briefly jailed for contempt after he refusal to wear a mask and walked out of the courtroom. Read story

Protester struck by car during Eugene march, driver detained

June 29, 2020, 8:19am Northwest

EUGENE, Ore. — A 29-year-old protester was injured Sunday evening when he was struck by a car during a march in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood. Read story

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and police Chief Carmen Best: A pairing under stress, put to the test

June 29, 2020, 6:00am Latest News

SEATTLE — Two years ago, career Seattle police officer Carmen Best was waiting for a severance offer when Mayor Jenny Durkan dangled an 11th-hour job proposition: a newly created advisory role, devised to keep Best in the fold, amid a public outcry that she’d been passed over to be the city’s next police chief. Read story

The founder of Portland’s Perfume House has died, leaving a legacy of class, charm and kindness

June 28, 2020, 12:30pm Business

PORTLAND — A bit of old Portland vanished without fanfare earlier this month when Chris Theodore Tsefalas died two months shy of his 94th birthday. Read story